Lifestyle, Travel

Paris Snapshots: First Sweets, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame


Hello my lovely readers! And finally……the Paris photos begin!! I’ve been out the past few days with a lovely little stomach bug, meaning that there was lots of time for editing photos. These photos are from August 30th and 31st, the very productive weekend I used to hit up two of Paris’ most famous tourist spots, and of course, to try out a sampling of the delicious food the city is known for! This weekend the adventure continues, I can’t wait to explore the 8th and 9th Arrondissements.

To put it simply: this city is every photographer’s dream. Picture perfect architecture, beautiful historical landmarks, incredible street fashion and delicious (photogenic) food is waiting around every corner. Honestly though, I think that photographs can’t even begin to do it justice. While I do love these pictures, sometimes the best thing to do is leave the camera at home, and absorb the city’s incredible atmosphere. However, that being said, I do hope that the photographs manage to convey some of the magical moments I have experienced so far. I try to do reality justice with every click of the shutter!! Enjoy :)

^^ Carousel in front of the Tower (08/31/14)


^^ Love-lock bridge (08/30/14)

^^ La Tour Eiffel (08/31/14)

^^ Street art over the Seine (08/31/14)


^^ View from the second platform of the Eiffel Tower (08/31/14)



^^ Views from down below (08/31/14)



^^ Maison Georges Larnicol Macaroons (08/30/14)

^^ Tiramisu ice cream :) (08/30/14)



^^ Views from around Notre Dame (08/30/14)

^^ My view when I go running (08/28/14)


^^ Notre Dame, I give myself at least 5 months to be a tourist!! (08/30/14)

While I have been set back quite a bit this week due to being sick, life continues to be an adventure. In between working and getting to know my family better, I have also been enjoying the process of getting closer with the other Au Pairs (including finding a new blogging buddy and finding somebody who loves photography just as much as I do, hooray!!) and discovering this new place.

More coming soon! If you enjoyed reading this post, be sure to subscribe by either entering your email address to the right or follow me via Bloglovin. I also have an Instagram, if you want to keep up with my more daily snapshots of life! :)



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  • Fi

    Hi Julia, I love your blog and your photos! Can I ask what camera you use? I’d like your tips on how to take great photos in europe and while travelling. Thanks!

    • Julia

      Hi there! I use a very old camera, the Canon Rebel Xs! My tip is just shoot away, practice makes perfect 😀 Have fun in Europe!!

  • Lucy

    Hi, I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for Acai bowl recopies and saw that you are an au pair in Paris! I am too, i’ve been here almost 2 weeks and i’m staying until december, it would be lovely to meet up at some point if your free!

    • Julia

      Hi there!! I would love to meet up :) Send me an email at, I would love to get in touch!! And I hope you liked the acai bowl recipe haha :)

      Have you found the puree in Paris? I was thinking of checking out Picard, but want to know if you have had any luck somewhere!